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How to remove alternator on 98 ford contour 4cyl

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This is not a trivial task. You will have to go through the right wheel well.

1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal and isolate it so that it does not come into contact with the battery.

2. Remove the air intake resonator using a hand wrench or ratchet and socket.

3. Remove the air cleaner tube and the mass airflow sensor.

4. Reach down to the alternator and disconnect the plugs and connectors from the alternator.

5. Jack the front of the car. Put jack stands in to support it. Remove the wheel.

6. Remove the wheel well splash shield assembly to gain access to the alternator using a screwdriver to remove the retaining clips.

7. Using a square drive in the tensioner pulley arm to remove tension from the serpentine belt. Remove the belt from the alternator pulley only; you do not need to remove the entire belt.

8. Remove the alternator mounting bracket and lower bolts.
9. Remove the retaining bolt and nut from the power steering hose bracket, then remove the bracket from the engine lifting eye.

10. Remove the upper alternator bolt, then remove the alternator. To replace, reverse the procedure.

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